Wellness dictionary

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In their treatment discriptions, wellness hotels often use technical terms, which are hard to understand for potential guests. We have therefore collected and defined the most relevant terms in our small wellness ABC. A tip: Our wellness dictionary also supports word requests. You don't need to know the exact wording.

Chikitsa Yoga

What is Chikitsa-Yoga?

Among the multitude variations of yoga, so-called chikitsa yoga is important in the medical field. This holistic method from traditional Indian yoga, also known as yoga therapy, aims at the recovery of body, mind and soul. Muscle (asanas), breathing (pranayamas) and cleansing exercises play a role here. The asanas are muscle tension and relaxation exercises that are performed in accordance with the breathing rhythm. They are supposed to strengthen the tissue and have a balancing effect on the patient's condition. Other forms of yoga, such as mantra yoga, are also believed to have healing effects.

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